Security, Conflict and International Development MA by distance learning

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 12,841

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
This degree will provide you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the range of activities that underpin contemporary humanitarianism. Focusing on the dynamics and transformations of conflict in the 21st century, this degree explores the overlapping security, justice and developmental challenges of countries experiencing and emerging from conflict.
  • Designed specifically for those currently working – or hoping to work – in humanitarian activities or international development, the degree explores the myriad challenges that humanitarian agencies face when operating across the world. Covering issues such as conflict prevention, security sector reform, post-conflict justice and the rule of law, this degree offers you the space to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the key challenges that confront humanitarian community today.
  • You will complete two core modules on ‘Contemporary Conflict Analysis’ and ‘The Political Economy of International Development’. You can then choose two option modules from our extensive list of interdisciplinary subjects, which, along with your dissertation, allow you to tailor your degree in a way that speaks to your own interests and expertise.
  • By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

What's the difference?

  • For the MA, you will study both core modules plus two option modules plus your dissertation.
  • For the PGDip, you will study both core modules plus two option modules.
  • For the PGCert, you will study just the two core modules.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or another related subject.
  • Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Core modules

  • Contemporary Conflict Analysis
  • Political Economy of International Development
  • Plus your Dissertation (MA only)

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • The Politics of Conflict and Violence
  • The Politics of Modern Global Nuclear Order
  • The Politics of Violent Conflict and its Legacies in Northern Ireland
  • Gender in Global Perspective
  • American Interventionism after the Cold War
  • Intelligence and Security
  • International Security
  • Post Cold War World Order
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • Theories of International Relations
  • The International Politics of Protection
  • The Politics of Human Rights
  • Strategy in the Modern World
  • Governance and Corruption
  • Critical War Studies
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee.
  •  You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live. 
  • Starting in September 2021 or March 2022 
  • MA: £9,305 PGDip: £6,195 
  • PGCert: £3,100 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you're eligible.

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